Plenary Symposiums

Saturday, July 25, 2020

1:30PM – 4:00PM

Defining the phenotype: Robustness, resilience, and stochastic processes in cellular behavior
Organizer: Judy Callis

1:30PM – 1:35PMPlenary Overview by Organizer: Judy Callis, University of California, Davis
1:35PM – 2:05PMKent Bradford, UC Davis
2:05PM – 2:35PMKen Birnbaum, New York University
2:35PM – 3:00PMCoffee Break
3:00PM – 3:30PMAdrienne Roeder, Cornell University
3:30PM -4:00PMJames Locker, Sainsbury Laboratory

Sunday, July 26, 2020

8:30AM – 11:00AM

Epigenetic Inheritance and reprogramming in plants
Organizer: Rob Martienssen

Plenary details coming soon

Monday, July 27, 2020

8:30AM – 11:00AM

Navigating science policy: Effective advocacy for science

Organizers: Nathan Springer 

8:30AM – 8:35AMPlenary Overview by Organizer: Nathan Springer
8:35AM – 9:00AMApril Burke, Lewis-Burke Associates
9:00AM – 9:30AMRob Horsch, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (retired)
9:30AM – 10:00AMCoffee Break
10:00AM – 10:30AMJane DeMarchi, American Seed Trade Association
10:30AM -11:00AMSpeaker to be announced

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Harnessing the potential of genome editing for tomorrow’s agriculture
Organizer: Catherine Feuillet

1:30PM – 1:35PMPlenary Overview by Organizer: Catherine Feuillet, Inari Ag
1:35PM – 2:05PMPamela Ronald, US Davis
2:05PM – 2:35PMOmar Abudayyeh, MIT
2:35PM – 3:00PMCoffee Break
3:00PM – 3:30PMDirk Inze, VIB
3:30PM -4:00PMCatherine Feuillet, Inari Ag

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

9:00AM – 11:30AM

We are Changing The World! Mary Clutter’s Impacts on Plant Biology
Organizers:  Machi Dilworth & Joe Ecker

9:00AM – 9:05AMPlenary Overview by Organizer: Machi Dilworth & Joe Ecker
9:05AM – 9:30AMDr. Natalie M. Clark, Iowa State University
9:30AM – 10:00AMDr. Zachary Lippman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
10:00AM – 10:30AMCoffee Break
10:30AM -11:00AMDr. Maria Harrison, Boyce Thompson Institute
11:00AM – 11:30AMDr. Chris Somerville, University of California at Berkeley